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The Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has line authority over the BIA Regional Directors and the Deputy Bureau Directors of Field Operations; Indian Services; Trust Services; and Justice Services. The Director provides technical oversight and monitoring for the headquarters organization and field activities and shares authority and responsibility for the management of tribal and individual

The Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has line authority over the BIA Regional Directors and the Deputy Bureau Directors of Field Operations; Indian Services; Trust Services; and Justice Services. The Director provides technical oversight and monitoring for the headquarters organization and field activities and shares authority and responsibility for the management of tribal and individual

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03/30/2022
DOI’s career event for tribal college & university students is one week away! Join us on April 6-7 to learn about DOI jo...
03/30/2022
TCU Event from April 6-7th: Roadmap to a Career at the Department of the Interior | U.S. Department of the Interior

DOI’s career event for tribal college & university students is one week away! Join us on April 6-7 to learn about DOI jobs and how to navigate your federal career! This two-day event will feature speakers from OPM, DOI and BIA who will share how to navigate a career at DOI and the various opportunities available. Help us share the event information widely to encourage TCU students to register.

TCU Event from April 6-7th: Roadmap to a Career at the Department of the Interior At DOI There is a Space and Place for You. Destination DOI: Roadmap to a Career at the Department of the Interior. Join us to learn about the Department of the Interior, its people, and the type of work w...

March is , a time when we honor women’s contributions to the country and highlight the women who break barriers and set ...
03/04/2022

March is , a time when we honor women’s contributions to the country and highlight the women who break barriers and set new cultural norms. We going to highlight employees and celebrate often-overlooked contributions that help the Bureau of Indian Affairs honor our trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaskan native communities. .

Mary Lou Tiznado is an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation which is in south central Arizona. In April 2022, Ms. Tiznado will have 31 years of service with the BIA, currently serving with the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP) Administration Division in Coolidge, Arizona as their Voucher Examiner.

BIA is committed to building resiliency and developing strategies that ensure women can succeed and grow in the workplace. Tiznado has pursued career growth by starting her federal service in a temporary position hosted by SCIP and working her way through their administrative unit as a voucher examiner.

When asked about what the most challenging aspect of her career as a female working in the BIA is, she says, “BIA does not have many females in managerial positions. Thankfully, my supervisor, Olivia E. Rubio, Administrative Officer, is a manager and can relate to the cultural demands placed on women of my tribe.”

Asked what those included, Tiznado explains that she does her best to hold her family together while also caring for aging parents. “SCIP has given me training, job developmental experiences, and supported me while I put myself through college at Central Arizona College,” said Tiznado. “These experiences have given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and gain valuable experience to advance my career.”

In addition to serving as SCIP’s Voucher Examiner, Tiznado does tort claims and is the Office of Worker’s Compensation Program Coordinator. “These skills benefit the bureau, Tribes, and communities SCIP serves in exemplary ways,” says Rubio. “Mary is professional, responsible and shows willingness to assist management, employees and the general public.”

Tiznado is an avid seamstress, a skill she learned from mother, who taught her how to sew at a young age. She has always enjoyed reading, especially about Native American women and believes U.S. history has overlooked the women who worked to preserve traditions and teach others despite the times and circumstances in which they were living.

This week we honor the Bureau's achievers and professionals that woman are, and all they do for us.

BIA, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the USGS Science in Washington, Lummi Nation, Makah Tribe, ...
03/03/2022

BIA, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the USGS Science in Washington, Lummi Nation, Makah Tribe, Shoalwater Bay Tribe, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians and many others are working to stop the spread of the invasive European green crab. Learn how in honor of https://www.bia.gov/guide/2022-national-invasive-species-awareness-week

Happy Women's History Month! Our friends at U.S. Indian Affairs highlights 24 AI/AN women making history. Read their sto...
03/01/2022
Celebrate Native American Heritage | Indian Affairs

Happy Women's History Month! Our friends at U.S. Indian Affairs highlights 24 AI/AN women making history. Read their stories at:

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services is announcing and advertising a new Senior Executive position to ...
12/08/2021

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services is announcing and advertising a new Senior Executive position to oversee BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire Management program in Boise, Idaho at the National Interagency Fire Center.

The Assistant Deputy Bureau Director represents the BIA Director, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs and, upon request, the Secretary of the Interior on fire and aviation management matters involving tribal lands, and will be responsible for providing the Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Trust Services and the Director, BIA with substantive policy guidance on evaluation, assessment and studies relating to these programs.

Among other duties, the Assistant Deputy Bureau Director establishes policy direction for BIA fire and aviation management programs. Reviews and approves policies, programs, and regulations proposed for these programs for the protection and enhancement of resources on tribal reserved interests for the Federal Government. They also ensure that fire management is incorporated into decisions related to management of healthy rangelands, weed control, land use planning and other activities.

Conditions of Employment include:
**Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates. (Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference).
**Subject to financial disclosure.
**Successful completion and favorable adjudication of a background security investigation is required for all new hires.
**Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period.

Relocation and Recruitment incentives may be offered for this position.

Applicants must apply to the vacancy through USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/625609200

Photo by Kye Funk, BIA,
DOI - Office of Wildland Fire

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories i...
11/18/2021
Breath of this Land

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories it carries.
https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=0E579898-814F-4B8B-988E-2EDC4A4C8F2D

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories it carries. The history played out on public lands, like Grand Canyon National Park, has been dramatic and difficult, but learning from our shared past, present, and future will bri...

The Bureau at  in New Town, ND is looking for an experienced GS-15 program manager (Superintendent) to guide the Agency ...
10/18/2021

The Bureau at in New Town, ND is looking for an experienced GS-15 program manager (Superintendent) to guide the Agency programs and collaborate with the Tribes to fulfill its government to government relationship. The position is telework eligible, authorizes travel and relocation expenses, and provides several other benefits. Announcement closes Oct. 25. Don't wait to get your USAJOBS application in! Link to application:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616235400

Did you see BIA Irrigation was highlighted in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service RCM Collections Chronicle Newsletter? The...
10/12/2021

Did you see BIA Irrigation was highlighted in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service RCM Collections Chronicle Newsletter? They had special mention of how it's moving away from antiquated payment methods - towards digital convenience and security. Read the full article at:
https://fiscal.treasury.gov/agency-outreach/resources.html

In this edition of the RCM Collections Chronicle, you will read about how Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has adapted to meeting their customer needs in the COVID-19 environment. Moving away from antiquated payment methods toward digital convenience and security.

To connect with their customers, BIA Irrigation utilized eye-catching bill inserts and envelopes, featuring a QR code pointing to a mobile-friendly webpage: http://ow.ly/HA4j50GnRP0

To read more about BIA and their transition towards digital solutions visit http://ow.ly/HalR50GnROZ

Looking forward to President Biden's visit to the National Interagency Fire Center! Year to date, BIA has counted 3,820 ...
09/09/2021

Looking forward to President Biden's visit to the National Interagency Fire Center! Year to date, BIA has counted 3,820 wildfires that have burnt 335,019 trust acres. One large fire is burning on trust land ().

Above normal fire activity continues across much of the West. On Monday, September 13, President Joe Biden will travel to Boise, Idaho where he will visit the National Interagency Fire Center, or NIFC. More details to come from The White House!

Photo by Carrie Bilbao, Bureau of Land Management Fire.

National Preparedness Level moved to 4 as of June 22. As of June 24, the BIA has had 2,110 wildfires that have burned ov...
06/24/2021

National Preparedness Level moved to 4 as of June 22. As of June 24, the BIA has had 2,110 wildfires that have burned over 102,000 trust acres. With this commitment of resources nationally, please help firefighters by obeying burn restrictions and being extra careful with how you use use anything that may create sparks - lawn mowers, trimmer, or trailer chains.

Due to a significant increase in fire activity in multiple geographic areas, as well as increased competition for shared resources, the National Preparedness Level has been elevated to Preparedness Level 4 (PL4).

In the last 20 years, 2002, 2008, and 2012 are the only previous fire years when the National Preparedness Level has been increased to PL4 in the month of the June. Since 1990, today is the second earliest we have increased to PL4.

Photo: Weber Basin Civilian Conservation Corps members observe the Bennion Creek Fire in Utah on June 9, 2021. Photo from InciWeb.

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida live within the heart of the Florida Everglades, spanning across six counties...
06/05/2021

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida live within the heart of the Florida Everglades, spanning across six counties and nearly 300,000 acres. Their timeless culture and way of life are
dependent on a healthy and restored Everglades ecosystem. Sadly, The Burmese python has become one of the most infamous invasive species in Florida. For Miccosukee community members who depend on game species to maintain their culture and educate their children on the Miccosukee way of life, these pythons are drastically reducing the availability of game and threatening their culture.

This is why BIA provides funding to help the Tribe eradicate or control invasive plants and animals, foremost the Burnese python.

Photo: Python nest found along a levee on Miccosukee Tribal lands during a study conducted in 2019. Photo by Miccosukee Tribal Fish & Wildlife

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services is announcing and advertising a new Senior Executive position to oversee BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire Management program in Boise, Idaho at the National Interagency Fire Center.

The Assistant Deputy Bureau Director represents the BIA Director, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs and, upon request, the Secretary of the Interior on fire and aviation management matters involving tribal lands, and will be responsible for providing the Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Trust Services and the Director, BIA with substantive policy guidance on evaluation, assessment and studies relating to these programs.

Among other duties, the Assistant Deputy Bureau Director establishes policy direction for BIA fire and aviation management programs. Reviews and approves policies, programs, and regulations proposed for these programs for the protection and enhancement of resources on tribal reserved interests for the Federal Government. They also ensure that fire management is incorporated into decisions related to management of healthy rangelands, w**d control, land use planning and other activities.

Conditions of Employment include:
**Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates. (Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference).
**Subject to financial disclosure.
**Successful completion and favorable adjudication of a background security investigation is required for all new hires.
**Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period.

Relocation and Recruitment incentives may be offered for this position.

Applicants must apply to the vacancy through USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/625609200

Photo by Kye Funk, BIA,
DOI - Office of Wildland Fire
As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a moment, wherever you are, to listen to the wind and the stories it carries.
https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=0E579898-814F-4B8B-988E-2EDC4A4C8F2D
BIA, will be holding virtual public hearings on Zoom Nov. 15th - 20th to collect comments for the proposed Navajo Nation Integrated W**d Management Plan. Register online at: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/navajo/navajo-nation-integrated-w**d-management-plan/public-hearings

Monday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 10:00 am
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 pm
Thursday, Nov. 18 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10:00 am
The Bureau at in New Town, ND is looking for an experienced GS-15 program manager (Superintendent) to guide the Agency programs and collaborate with the Tribes to fulfill its government to government relationship. The position is telework eligible, authorizes travel and relocation expenses, and provides several other benefits. Announcement closes Oct. 25. Don't wait to get your USAJOBS application in! Link to application:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616235400
Did you see BIA Irrigation was highlighted in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service RCM Collections Chronicle Newsletter? They had special mention of how it's moving away from antiquated payment methods - towards digital convenience and security. Read the full article at:
https://fiscal.treasury.gov/agency-outreach/resources.html
Looking forward to President Biden's visit to the National Interagency Fire Center! Year to date, BIA has counted 3,820 wildfires that have burnt 335,019 trust acres. One large fire is burning on trust land ().
National Preparedness Level moved to 4 as of June 22. As of June 24, the BIA has had 2,110 wildfires that have burned over 102,000 trust acres. With this commitment of resources nationally, please help firefighters by obeying burn restrictions and being extra careful with how you use use anything that may create sparks - lawn mowers, trimmer, or trailer chains.
The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida live within the heart of the Florida Everglades, spanning across six counties and nearly 300,000 acres. Their timeless culture and way of life are
dependent on a healthy and restored Everglades ecosystem. Sadly, The Burmese python has become one of the most infamous invasive species in Florida. For Miccosukee community members who depend on game species to maintain their culture and educate their children on the Miccosukee way of life, these pythons are drastically reducing the availability of game and threatening their culture.

This is why BIA provides funding to help the Tribe eradicate or control invasive plants and animals, foremost the Burnese python.

Photo: Python nest found along a levee on Miccosukee Tribal lands during a study conducted in 2019. Photo by Miccosukee Tribal Fish & Wildlife
BIA supports and celebrates diversity! We welcome all people and the unique skills and perspectives they bring to our workforce and communities.
Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 5 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp

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BIA, Navajo Region is holding a virtual meeting June 3 @ 6p.m. to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). Learn more & register at: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/navajo/western-navajo-agency/environmental-assessment/draft-pea
Save the Date: BIA, Navajo Region is holding virtual meetings to ask the public for input into the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Draft Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA). The first of four public meetings will be held June 3 @ 10a.m. MDT. Learn more and register at: http://ow.ly/bQdX50EV8dp

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